German envoy voices concerns about China web restrictions

A potential ban in China on software to avoid the country’s censors could make it “impossible” to communicate privately online, the German ambassador warned Monday. German envoy Michael Clauss said the possible prohibition of virtual private networks (VPNs) and the recent blockage of WhatsApp have raised concerns among foreign businesses. China has one of the world’s…

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Editor-in-Chief Andrew Burke is a lifelong aficionado of all things Chinese. He studied Mandarin while living in Taiwan for six years and now works as a digitization specialist at the Yenching Library, which specializes in Asian books and documents, at Harvard University where he also studies topics related to China, Chinese, Asia and foreign affairs.